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Business briefing / Japan
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Patents for tobacco alternatives have been booming in recent times as tobacco companies position themselves as contributors to a smoke-free world, with a 9.1% year-on-year increase in patents related to vaping
Japan Tobacco (JT) has launched in the domestic market a new tobacco-infused vapour device “Ploom TECH+ with” a few days after the manufacturer posted less revenue for its reduce-risk portfolio in the third quarter of the year
Japan continues to be the leading test market for heated tobacco products, with two new devices recently launched – including the world’s first device which works with ordinary cigarettes.
SMV Japan, which lays claim to being the country’s first vape manufacturer, released its VP Style heat-not-burn (HnB) device on 27th April for JPY 7,980 ($72.80). The device comes in silver or black
Japan Tobacco (JT) is launching two new heat-not-burn (HnB) devices in the Japanese market on 29th January as it tries to catch up with Philip Morris International (PMI)’s IQOS and British American Tobacco (BAT)’s Glo in its home territory.
The new devices will heat tobacco to higher temperatures than JT’s existing Ploom Tech, delivering stronger tastes, something consumers have called for, according to a company spokesperson.
Imperial Brands is to double its spending on its premier e-cigarette range, Blu. Meanwhile, JTI is hoping two new additions to its Ploom Tech range can improve the heat-not-burn brand’s fortunes in its home market of Japan
Tax on products in Japan’s growing heated tobacco market will go up on 1st October, as part of a staggered series of rises up to 2022, that will bring the levies on them closer to those on combustible cigarettes
British American Tobacco (BAT) has a chance to steal a march on its Big Tobacco rivals in the heated-tobacco market after the company became the first to receive approval to sell a heat-not-burn device in the US
Japan’s advanced heated tobacco market and its ban on nicotine e-liquid are between them leading e-cigarette manufacturers to launch their own HnB devices – many compatible with the Heets made for market leader IQOS
Opinions on the future of the Japanese e-cigarette market at the country’s first vape sector tradeshow were mixed, with some optimism despite the continuing ban on nicotine e-liquid and the dramatic success of HnB products
The budget plan making its way through a host of Japanese parliamentary committees includes a staggered series of tax rises for heated tobacco products as well as combustible cigarettes – and Japan Tobacco could suffer most
Heated tobacco continues to take up a greater and greater share of the total world tobacco market, according to new figures from Philip Morris International (PMI) outlining the success of its IQOS device